I gave up on researching how to recover my files and just go with the RMA process. Western Digital has just given me a replacement unit. I would like to make sure I set this up properly and avoid getting bricked by getting updates automatically. What should I do first? Is the latest update okay? Or should I keep the current firmware and disable auto update?
First thing, enable SSH access! Log into the MBL’s dashboard, go to http://MyBookLive/UI/ssh and enable this option. If the Dashboard gets bricked then you can usually get it all back up and working.
I ran across this script a little while ago, if you were willing to take it apart, and plugging the drive straight into your computer, you could have ran this:
So it’s possible to de-brick even without ssh. But like it was said above, enable ssh. Those debricking methods should be tried first.
You would only use a script like this if you could’t even ssh in.